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Creator:
Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Francis Wheatley, 1747–1801, British
Title:

The Deserted Village

Date:
1795
Medium:
Hand colored stipple engraving and line engraving
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "F.Wheatly R.A. pinxt/ | "Good Heaven! what sorrows gloom'd that parting day, | That call'd this from the native walks away; | when the poor exiles every pleasure past, | Hung, round the bowers, and fondly look'd their last, | The good old sire the first prepar'd to go | To new-found worlds, and wept for other's woe; | But for himself, in conscious virtue brave, | He only wish'd for worlds beyond the grave."; lettered, lower right: "F.Bartolozzi sculpt. | His lovely daughter; lovelier in her tears, | the fond companion of his helpless years, | Silent went next, neglectful of her charms, | And left a lover's for his father's arms. | with louder plaints the mother spoke her woes, | And kist her thoughtless babes with many a fear, | And claspt them close, in sorrow doubly dear,"; lettered, lower center: "THE DESERTED VILLAGE. | London, Publish'd May 1st.1795, by Thos. Macklin, Poests Gallery, Fleet Street

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14513
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40233
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